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Le Paradou - what's the deal?

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Le Paradou - what's the deal?

flygirl DC | Jul 19, 2006 02:30 AM

Hi. I recently went to Le Paradou for my husband's 30th birthday. We did the 6 course tasting menu plus wine pairing and it was great! It wound up being more like 9 dishes with 2 amuses bouches and petit fours at the end of the night.

All of the dishes were terrific, with the exception of the john dory filet which i thought was kinda overcooked. The wine pairing was equally good, especially the white burgandy paired with the fish. The wine pairing was $60 each which I thought was a good deal considering the bottle prices on their wine list.

The tasting menu was $110 per person. I felt for the quality of food and wine, and the excellent service, the prices were reasonable and very comparable to that type of dining experience in any large city. Which brings me to my question...

What's the deal? We were there on a Friday night and the place was half empty! The hostess immediately guessed my name when I said I had a reservation which made me think I was the only person to have bothered making a reservation! It was even Bastille Day when we went which you might suppose would inspire a few extra folks to eat French.

I'm really at a loss as to why the restaurant was so empty. I had a great time!

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